MV Oktavia - Similan Islands Liveaboard
MV Oktavia – Similan Islands Liveaboard

MV Oktavia is offering live-aboard trips to the Similan Islands on very homely vessel. MV Oktavia is one of the biggest vessels that operate around the Similan Islands built to hold thirty three guests, plus the crew. However, to ensure maximum comfort levels; the limit is just twenty guests.

  • Max. 20 Guests.
  • Choose between 2 – 5 Nights on board.
  • Cruises for Scuba Divers, Snorkelers & Sun lovers.
  • Very Good Value for Money.

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Liveaboard Prices in Thai Baht

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
Duration: 5 Days / 5 Nights – 18 Dives

  • Twin / Double Cabin – 27,900 / diver or 20,925 / non diving
  • Single Cabin – 37,100 / diver or 27,830 / non diving
  • Master Ensuite Cabin – 10,000 surcharge – person

Similan Islands
Duration: 2 Days / 2 Nights – 7 Dives

  • Twin / Double Cabin – 14,300 / diver or 10,725 / non diving
  • Single Cabin – 19,000 / diver or 14,265 / non diving
  • Master Ensuite Cabin – 4,000 surcharge – person

Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights – 10 Dives

  • Twin / Double Cabin – 21,500 / diver or 16,125 / non diving
  • Single Cabin – 28,600 / diver or 21,450 / non diving
  • Master Ensuite Cabin – 6,000 surcharge – person

Similan Islands, Koh Tachai, Koh Bon
Duration: 2 Days / 2 Nights – 7 Dives

  • Twin / Double Cabin – 24,000 / diver or 18,000 / non diving
  • Single Cabin – 31,920 / diver or 12,060 / non diving
  • Master Ensuite Cabin – 8,000 surcharge – person

What’s Included

  • Dive guides.
  • Tanks, weights & belt.
  • All meals.
  • Soft Drinks.
  • Basic accident insurance.
  • Return transfers from Khao Lak hotels. *

What Isn’t

  • Scuba gear (600 baht per set per day).
  • Marine National Park Fees.
  • Alcohol.
  • Nitrox fills (200 baht per fill).
  • Dive accident insurance.
  • One way speed boat transfers for 2 & 3 day trips. 1,000 baht per person payable in cash on board.

Notes: 

  • * Transfers from Phuket hotels (500 baht per person/way payable on board).
  • To dive deeper than 18 meters, Scuba Divers must be PADI Advanced diver or equivalent. If not you can complete a “Deep Adventure Dive” for 1,500 baht to qualify to dive deeper than 18m.

MV Oktavia Liveaboard Info

Cabins

MV Oktavia - Master Cabin
MV Oktavia – Master Cabin

Twelve Blue Ocean Cabins: six double bed cabins, four cabins with two bunk beds, two family cabins with double bed plus bunk bed. Two Master Suites (twenty five metre Sq. with one double bed and option for two spare beds). All Blue Ocean Cabins have a central air-conditioning and are fitted out with fan as well; there are reading lights, shelf unit, two large windows for the wonderful views of our trip, electrical outlets, sheets and towels of course are included.

On fully booked cruises, single travellers may be required a cabin with another guest of the same gender.

MV Oktavia - Twin Bed cabin
MV Oktavia – Twin Bed cabin

The master suites are situated on the upper decks, all of which have individual air-conditioning and a fan as standard, double bed, desk/dressing table, two arm chairs, en-suite shower/toilet, hardwood floor, flat screen TV with DVD and a min-fridge. They cabins are spread over the width of the boat and have superb panoramic windows both port and starboard. The suites are the perfect size for families.

The Food

Thai and Western cuisine is freshly cocked daily day, and just because scuba diving is good for your physique the Oktavia staff and crew cannot promise that their guests won’t gain an extra kilo or two mainly down to the amount and quality of the food on served. Remember, all the meals are served buffet style and all food is inclusive.

Facilities

  • 4 shared WCs of European model and standard with hot water showers.
  • 3 showers on the dive platform.
  • 2 bathrooms en-suite / master cabins.
  • Lots of comfortable seating.
  • Large sun deck.
  • Media-PC and LCD-TV, DVD-and CD-player
  • Bar.

Oktavia Sample Itineraries

Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

18 Dives – 5 Days / 5 Nights

Departure Day – 1800 hrs departure from Khao Lak. Boat briefings and dinner on board as you cruise into the sunset. Arrive late evening at Similan Islands for a good night’s sleep.
Diving Day One – Diving at Similan Island No. 4 & 7. Overnight at island number 4.
Diving Day Two – Diving at Similan Islands 7,8 & 9. Overnight at Similan Number 8.
Diving Day Three  Diving at Similan Island No. 9, Koh Bon Island & Koh Tachai Island. Overnight at Koh Tachai.
Diving Day Four Diving at the famous Richelieu Rock plus Koh Tachai. Overnight again at Koh Tachai.
Diving Day Five – Dive at Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. Then cruising back to Thap Lamu. Back at about 1730 hrs for transfer back to your Khao Lak Hotel.

Koh Bon, Koh Tachai and Richelieu Rock

10 Dives – 3 Days / 2 Nights

Diving Day One – 0800 hrs departure from Thap Lamu pier by speedboat to the Similan. You will meet up with Oktavia at around 09:30. Followed by Dives at Similan Island No. 9, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai. Overnight at Koh Tachai Island.
Diving Day Two – Diving at Richelieu Rock and Koh Tachai. Overnight at Koh Tachai.
Diving Day Three – Dives at Koh Tachai and Koh Bon. Then cruising back to Thap Lamu. Back at about 1730 hrs for transfer back to your Khao Lak Hotel.

Similan Islands Only

7 Dives – 2 Days / 2 Nights

Departure Day – 18:00 departure from Khao Lak. Boat briefings and dinner on board. Late evening arrival at Similan Islands for a good night’s sleep.
Diving Day One – Diving at Similan Island No. 4 & 7. Overnight at island number 4.
Diving Day Two – Diving at Similan Islands 7,8 & 9. Departure at 15:00 by speedboat back to Thaplamu pier. Arrive at about 17:00 followed by transfer back to your hotel.

MV Oktavia Schedule 2017 – 2018

Departure (dd/mm/yy)Return (dd/mm/yy)DurationDive DestinationPort of Dep./Arr.
23 Oct 1727 Oct 174D/4NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh TachaiKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Oct 1701 Nov 174D/4NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh TachaiKhao Lak / Khao Lak
02 Nov 1706 Nov 174D/4NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh TachaiKhao Lak / Khao Lak
07 Nov 1711 Nov 174D/4NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh TachaiKhao Lak / Khao Lak
12 Nov 1716 Nov 174D/4NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh TachaiKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17 Nov 1722 Nov 175D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17 Nov 1719 Nov 172D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20 Nov 1722 Nov 173D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23 Nov 1728 Nov 175D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Nov 1704 Nov 175D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Nov 1701 Dec 172D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
02 Dec 1704 Dec173D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
05 Dec 1710 Dec 175D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
05 Dec 1707 Dec 172D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
08 Dec 1710 Dec 173D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11 Dec 1716 Dec 175D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11 Dec 1713 Dec 172D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
14 Dec 1716 Dec 173D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17 Dec 1722 Dec 175D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23 Dec 1728 Dec 175D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Dec 1703 Jan 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
04 Jan 1809 Jan 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
10 Jan 1815 Jan 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
10 Jan 1812 Jan 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
13 Jan 1815 Jan 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16 Jan 1821 Jan 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16 Jan 1818 Jan 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
19 Jan 1821 Jan 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
22 Jan 1827 Jan 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
22 Jan 1824 Jan 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
25 Jan 1827 Jan 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
28 Jan 1802 Feb 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
03 Feb 1808 Feb 185D/5NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
03 Feb 1805 Feb 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
06 Feb 1808 Feb 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
09 Feb 1814 Feb 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
09 Feb 1811 Feb 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
12 Feb 1814 Feb 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
15 Feb 1820 Feb 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
15 Feb 1817 Feb 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
18 Feb 1820 Feb 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21 Feb 1826 Feb 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21 Feb 1823 Feb 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
24 Feb 1826 Feb 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27 Feb 1803 Mar 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
27 Feb 1801 Mar 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
02 Mar 1804 Mar 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
05 Mar 1810 Mar 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
05 Mar 1807 Mar 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
08 Mar 1810 Mar 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11 Mar 1816 Mar 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
11 Mar 1813 Mar 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
14 Mar 1816 Mar 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17 Mar 1822 Mar 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
17 Mar 1819 Mar 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
20 Mar 1822 Mar 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23 Mar 1828 Mar 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
23 Mar 1828 Mar 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26 Mar 1828 Mar 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Mar 1803 Apr 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
29 Mar 1831 Mar 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
01 Apr 1803 Apr 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
04 Apr 1809 Apr 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
04 Apr 1806 Apr 182D/2NSimilan IslandsKhao Lak / Khao Lak
07 Apr 1809 Apr 183D/2NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
10 Apr 1815 Apr 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh Tachai & Richelieu RockKhao Lak / Khao Lak
16 Apr 1820 Apr 184D/4NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh TachaiKhao Lak / Khao Lak
21 Apr 1825 Apr 184D/4NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh TachaiKhao Lak / Khao Lak
26 Apr 181 May 185D/5NSimilan Islands, Koh Bon & Koh TachaiKhao Lak / Khao Lak
02 May 1805 May 183D/3NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock **22,500 baht incl. Free Equipment**Khao Lak / Khao Lak
06 May 1809 May 183D/3NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock **22,500 baht incl. Free Equipment**Khao Lak / Khao Lak
10 May 1813 May 183D/3NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock **22,500 baht incl. Free Equipment**Khao Lak / Khao Lak
14 May 1817 May 183D/3NKoh Bon, Koh Tachai, Richelieu Rock **22,500 baht incl. Free Equipment**Khao Lak / Khao Lak

 

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Specifications & Crew

MV Oktavia - Diving deck
MV Oktavia – Diving deck

Oktavia Crew

  • Captain.
  • Engineer.
  • Three deckhands.
  • Cook and assistant cook.
  • Six instructors/ dive-guides (max four guest divers per guide or instructor).

Specs

  • Length 29,5m.
  • Beam 6,5m.
  • Draft 2,85m.
  • Cruising Speed 7-10 knots.
  • Weight 149 tons.
  • Fresh water 20.000 liters.
  • Diesel capacity 7.500 liters.
  • Engines 2 x Nissan Diesel 420 hp, 10 cylinders.
  • Generators 2 x 50 kva.
  • Electricity 220 volts, 24 hours.
  • Compressors 2 x Bauer Mariner 250-Electric with air cooling system and air filters. Coltri-Sub continuous flow enriched air (nitrox) system.
  • Dinghy 4,70m with Yamaha 40hp and foldable ladder.
  • Communication – Satellite, telephone, mobile phones, radio.
  • Navigation – GPS, compass, sounder.
  • Safety Life rafts (40 pax).
  • Emergency oxygen.
  • First aid kit, Guests.
  • Max 20 (on full charters max 24).

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